In addition to TPD being recognized for its workplace practices, TPD’s quality engineering services have also been recognized by the following industry organizations:


2021 ARRA / Roads&Bridges Recycling Award

DRPA Pavement Recycling, Betsy Ross Bridge (Route 90) Pavement Rehabilitation Project
Pennsuaken, NJ

Liberty Trail Picture - Award recognized

TPD worked with the DRPA to deliver an award-winning, environmentally-friendly pavement recycling project. The overall project included work on all ramps within the DRPA’s jurisdiction, mainline Route 90 and all parking lots and service roads of the Administration and Maintenance Building Complex. This work was completed using a combination of pavement recycling and modified conventional construction techniques which incorporated stockpiled, excess recycled material. The significant aspects of the project were the rapid return to traffic on the recycled pavement permitted by foamed asphalt and the stockpiling and subsequent reuse of the excess recycled material which is not feasible with other recycling processes.

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2020 PennDOT Golden Boot Award

SR 0073 / 0662 Corridor Safety & SR 0183 / 4016 (Schaeffers) Projects
Berks County, PA

Liberty Trail Picture - Award recognized

Part 1 of this agreement involves the construction of two roundabouts in the Town of Oley. The first is located at SR 0073 (Blandon Road) and T-571 (Oley Road) intersection and the second is located at the other side of the Town at the SR 0073 (Memorial Highway/Philadelphia Pike), SR 0662 (Memorial Highway) and T-715 (Lynx Drive) intersection. The second part of the agreement included roadway widening, realignment, and signalization at the intersection of SR 0183 (Bernville Road) and SR 4016 (New Schaefferstown Road).

Project Description: SR 0073 / 0662 Corridor Safety & SR 0183 / 4016 (Schaeffers) Projects

2020 Montgomery Awards Excellence in Planning and Design

Higher Rock Roadway Improvements
Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, PA

Liberty Trail Picture - Award recognized

The Higher Rock Transportation Improvements project was named a 2020 Montgomery Award recipient for the related collaboration, innovative and effective transportation solutions, and community economic development efforts put forth to improve the region. This project involved the extension of Witchwood Drive from Stump Road to a new intersection with Bethlehem Pike - Route 309, as well as the development of several commercial properties that have brought an economic boost to the Township. A result of years of successful planning and collaboration, this project has transformed a challenging site into an important community destination that can be reached safely by motorists and pedestrians. TPD provided municipal and design support services throughout the project.

2020 APC’s TQI Community Connection & Enhancement
2019 ABC Abba G. Lichtenstein Medal for Outstanding Achivement in Bridge Engineering
2018 I ASHE Delaware Valley Project of the Year (under $10 million category)

Frankford Avenue (SR 0013) Bridge Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA

Liberty Trail Picture - Award recognized

TPD provided construction inspection services during the complex rehabilitation of the historic Frankford Avenue Bridge. Constructed in 1697, it is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. It is a closed spandrel, stone masonry arch bridge, which crosses the Pennypack Creek in the Holmesburg section of North East Philadelphia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continued deterioration and collision damage necessitated that a rehabilitation program be developed to preserve the bridge.

2021 ACEC/PA Diamond Award, “Small Projects” category
2019 ASHE Delaware Valley Section Project of the Year (Under $10 Million category)

Lansdale Liberty Bell Trail
Borough of Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA

Liberty Trail Picture - Award recognized

This locally-sponsored, federally-funded project involved the construction of an approximately one-third (1/3) mile long section of the southeastern Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Trail. This project consisted of the construction inspection services for the multi-use trail and ADA ramps. This multi-use trail connected the Madison Lot Development with Andale Green residential development making connections through Lansdale Borough to complete a section of the Liberty Bell Trail.

Project Description: Lansdale Liberty Bell Trail Project

Montgomery Awards  - 2019 Excellence in Planning and Design

Walk & Bike Pottstown
Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA

Walk & Bike Pottstown - Awards recognized

Walk & Bike Pottstown, an outstanding multimodal transportation planning and improvement project, received a 2019 Montgomery Award for collaborative vision, transportation design, and community enrichment. This alternative transportation enhancement project has created a safe environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists and has provided tangible benefits for the health and wellness of the residents of Pottstown and nearby communities.

Project Description: Walk & Bike Pottstown Project

Montgomery Awards  - 2016 Excellence in Planning and Design

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, PA

Einstein picture - award recognized

The Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is a new regional medical center in East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, PA and is part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. The center consists of a 380,000 s.f., 190-bed hospital with 1,000 employees as well as a 75,000 s.f. medical office building. For this project, TPD provided the Traffic Impact Study for the site and several conceptual roadway improvement plans to minimize the impacts of the roadway improvements.

Montgomery Awards  - 2016 Excellence in Planning and Design

The Courts at Spring Mill Station
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA

Spring Mill Station - Award recognized

The Courts at Spring Mill Station is a 7.8-acre, 4-story Transit-Oriented Development, including 385 apartments, parking, and recreational activities. It is located just steps from SEPTA’s Spring Mill Station and the Schuylkill River Trail, offering convenient travel for those who live and work nearby. For the project, TPD provided transportation planning, roadway design, and project management services.


Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) - 2016 Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) Replacement Project
Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

church road bridge - award recognized

The Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) over Valley Creek connects Yellow Springs Road to Swedesford Road and acts as a connection to multiple major state roadways, including the PA Turnpike, Route 29, and US 202. Additionally, it connects various residential communities, a church, and multiple business parks. Rurally located, it is adjacent to a historic open space which included trees protected by the Open Lands Conservancy. For this project, TPD provided engineering design services.

Project Description: Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) Replacement Project

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), Susquehanna Chapter - 2015/2016 Outstanding New or Reconstructed Short Span Bridge
Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal - 2015 Best Engineering Project Winner

S.R. 0581, Sec. 067 over 10th Street Design-Build Accelerated Superstructure Replacement
Lemoyne Borough, Cumberland County, PA

581 Bridge - award recognized

The structurally deficient Route 581 Bridge over 10th Street was completely replaced in just four weekends. For this project, TPD worked with contractor J.D. Eckman, Inc. to deliver the project via design-build. The original three-span superstructure was built in 1985 and is a mainline interstate highway bridge.

The heavily-traveled state route filters motorists into and out of Harrisburg and carries approximately 86,000 vehicles per day. Due to its high importance, TPD knew our team had to come up with a solution that would dramatically reduce impacts to the surrounding areas, while continuing to allow traffic to pass to and from the State’s capitol. An accelerated design-build replacement was the only solution we knew would fit the bill. Per Leslie Richards, PennDOT Secretary, this solution ended up “saving motorists roughly a year and a half of full-time traffic disruptions.”

TPD’s structural design services included the design of precast steel beam/concrete deck sections constructed off-site, just a short distance away. These sections were transported and erected into place, and completed with accelerated closure pours and latex modified concrete overlay finishing. Traffic control design included development of directional interstate weekend closures, including detour signage, in-depth community outreach, and development of an incident management plan. This complex accelerated bridge replacement was completed over various weekends in June/July 2015.

Project Description: S.R. 0581, Sec. 067 over 10th Street Design-Build Accelerated Superstructure Replacement

Communities in Motion, a GVF TMA Foundation - 2015 Park, Recreation, or Open Space Category Award Winner

Roadway Improvements on Valley Road
Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA

valley road improvements - award recognized

Valley Road provides a link between two important transportation corridors in Eastern Montgomery County – Old York Road and Welsh Road, as well as links between commercial and residential centers and SEPTA’s regional rail service. Prior to the completion of the project, Valley Road provided a three-lane cross-section, including a two-way center turn lane. By performing a “lane diet,” the number of existing lanes were maintained but narrowed in width to provide 5-foot wide bicycle lanes on each side of the roadway. These new lanes now provide safer conditions for bicycle travel and set the stage for future connections and enhancements throughout the Township. While the lane itself is only two (2) miles long, it provides several lessons and has sparked interest in an expanded network. The Abington Township Bicycle Master Plan now proposes more than 47 miles of on-road and off-road bicycle routes through the Township.

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission - 2015 Lehigh Valley Transportation Project Winner

Main Street Bridge over S.R. 0033
Palmer Township, Northampton County, PA

Main Street Bridge - award recognized

The Route 33 Charles Chrin Interchange Project involved construction of a new full-diamond highway interchange, bridge overpass and associated improvements at the existing crossing of PA Rt. 33 and Main Street in the northern end of Palmer Township. The interchange is at the center of an 800-acre site that will be developed as a mixed-use development containing industrial, distribution, office and retail components, known as the Chrin Commerce Centre. The project is a model example of a public-private partnership, representing cooperation and collaboration between a private developer and various levels of government through all stages of the project, from planning to funding to construction. TPD provided construction management and inspection services for this project.

Project Description: Main Street Bridge over S.R. 0033


Favorite Engineering Project of 2014
PPL Center Sports Arena, City of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA
2014 Notable Engineering Achievement Award
Route 29 Roadway Improvement Project (SR 0029, Section AL2), Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA
Grand Jury Award

Limekiln Pike over Little Neshaminy Creek Bridge Rehabilitation, Montgomery & Horsham Townships, Montgomery County, PA

Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Route 422 and Associated Improvements near Exeter Commons project, Exeter Township of Berks County, PA

Road and Bridge Safety Award

Route 82 Roundabout, East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PA

Outstanding New Short Span(s) Bridge Award

Washington Township Boulevard Bridge crossing the East Branch of Antietam Creek, Washington Township, Franklin County, PA

Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Route 29 Roadway Improvements project, Collegeville Borough, Montgomery County, PA

Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Pottstown Pedestrian Underpass, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA

Notable Engineering Achievement Award

Route 82 Roundabout, East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PA

Project of the Year Award

Pottstown Pedestrian Underpass, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA